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Social Sciences - Geography
|English term or phrase: panhandle|
|faja estrecha de un territorio que entra en otro Estado|
pan·han·dle2 (păn'hăn'dl) pronunciation.
often Panhandle A narrow strip of territory projecting from a larger, broader area, as in Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.
panhandle, in geography, a strip of land projecting from the main body of an area and shaped like the handle of a pan, such as the panhandles of West Virginia, Texas, and Alaska.
The noun panhandle has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area.
This is about the topographical term; when used as a verb, panhandle means to approach strangers and beg for money.
A panhandle is a geographic term for a long and usually thin projection of a U.S. state. The term derives from the analogous part of a cooking pan.
Panhandles in the United States include:
* Alaska Panhandle
* Eastern Panhandle and Northern Panhandle in West Virginia
* Florida Panhandle
* Idaho Panhandle
* Maryland Panhandle
* Nebraska Panhandle
* Oklahoma Panhandle
* Texas Panhandle
There is also The Panhandle in San Francisco, California
The panhandle shape is usually the result of politically-established boundaries, though it may partly be influenced by geographic features such as mountain ranges. A panhandle is topographically similar to a peninsula, though it is never surrounded on three sides by water.
* New Brunswick Panhandle
* Bootheel of Missouri and New Mexico
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